31st Annual Egg Artistry Show and Sale

Check out the upcoming event in Westlake Village, just west of Los Angeles on March 5-6, 2011. Details about the competition, lodging, and registration can be found under the tabs below.  Click here to see the available classes.

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General Information

LOCATION: HYATT WESTLAKE PLAZA HOTEL – 880 S. Westlake Blvd., WESTLAKE, CA 91361. The hotel, approximately 50 minutes north of Los Angeles International Airport, is just south of the Ventura Freeway (101) at the corner of Westlake Blvd. and Townsgate Road. Exit the 101 onto Westlake Boulevard. There is ample FREE parking. 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS should be made directly with the hotel. Phone (805) 557-1234 or (800) 223-1234. Be sure to mention the California Egg Show to receive the special show rate for single/double occupancy. Reservations MUST BE MADE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 18, 2011 to guarantee the show rate. After that date, the Show rate will no longer apply and the much higher room rate will go into effect. Please make your reservations early. “SUPER SHUTTLE” provides reliable door-to-door service from both Los Angeles International and Burbank Airports. 24-hour advance reservation is advised (800) 224-7767. Discount coupons are available. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your show registration form. 

TABLE REGISTRATION: Table holders from the last show will have a two-week option on the same number of tables. Two weeks after the initial registration mailing, all remaining tables will be reserved in order of PAID registration. NO TABLES WILL BE RESERVED WITHOUT PAYMENT. Once table spaces are filled, requests will be placed on a waiting list and you will be notified if openings become available. Cancellation of table space is nonrefundable after January 6, 2011. All table holders are restricted to the display/sale of decorated, genuine eggshells and/or egg related items. All exhibits are to remain in place until 4:00 PM Sunday.  

Table covers, which drop to cover the front area of your table, will be provided. You may bring additional fabric for your tabletop. OPEN BACK displays up to 24” are permitted. No solid backed displays over 18” will be permitted — WALL SPACE EXCEPTED. No items can “flow” into any aisles — if it doesn’t fit on or under your tables, please do not bring it into the showroom. THIS INCLUDES MINI-CABINETS, TABLES AND/OR CHAIRS.  

TABLE INFORMATION: Those selling decorated eggs ONLY are Exhibitors. Those offering additional items for sale (including instructions) are Dealers. IF ANY ONE OF YOUR TABLES FALLS UNDER THE DEALER DEFINITION, ALL OF YOUR TABLES MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE DEALER RATE.  ALL TABLES ARE 6′ x 2-1/2′ 

Prices below are for registrations received on or before November 20, 2010.  After this date, there will be a $15 per table increase. 

EXHIBITOR: $40.00 PER 6’ X 2 1/2’ TABLE. Display/sale of decorated eggs ONLY. No sale or order taking of any other items. There is a $15.00 fee per Assistant at Exhibitor tables. 

DEALER: $95.00 PER 6’ X 2 1/2’ TABLE. (WALL SPACE – $115.00 per table) Display/sale of finished eggs and sale of all manner of tools, eggshells, books & catalogs used to decorate genuine eggshells. (2-3 tables, 1 assistant at no charge; 4+ tables, 2 assistants at no additional charge.) 

If you require electricity, please indicate that on the registration form to avoid a $30.00 service fee per late order. 

Because the Hyatt requires a guarantee of rooms in connection with the rental of the ballroom, all table holders must stay in the hotel a minimum of one night. Participants with the greater number of paid rooms will receive preference when requesting additional tables and/or wall space. Rooms must be booked using the egg show rate/code to qualify. Please include your hotel confirmation number on your table registration form. 

TABLE ASSISTANTS: If you are a dealer and have two or three tables, you may have one table assistant at no additional charge. Dealers with four or more tables may have two table assistants at no additional charge. Additional assistant badges are available at $15.00 each. 

REGISTERED SHOW GUESTS: If you are not attending as an exhibitor or dealer, but wish to participate by taking one or more of the seminars, you may purchase a Registered Guest badge before the show by returning the enclosed registration form with payment of $15.00 per person now through January 15, 2011. Late registration, from January 16 to March 1, 2011, is $25.00. If purchased at the show, the price is $35.00. Registration is required for class participation. As a Registered Guest you are entitled to attend the “Evening with the Experts” on Friday, to enter the show at 8:30 AM both Saturday and Sunday, (one and a half hours earlier than the general public), and you may enroll in the seminars (class fees additional). When submitting payment, please include all names. Your badge(s) will be ready upon your arrival. 

SEMINARS: A wonderful group of very talented teachers is offering a variety of classes, (details are on the enclosed sheets). Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn and perfect egging skills. ONLY REGISTERD SHOW GUESTS, EXHIBITORS, DEALERS, AND TABLE ASSISTANTS MAY ATTEND THE SEMINARS. It is important that you make your seminar reservations directly with the individual instructors. Several of the classes are extremely limited.  We recommend rather than calling or e-mailing the instructor that you mail your deposit today to guarantee yourself a space in the class(es) you wish to attend. Then, in a week or so, call to confirm. 

SALES TAX: Local sales tax is 8.25%. Anyone wishing to sell anything at the show should have a California resale number. This can be obtained (no charge) by calling (800) 400-7115 or by writing: State Board of Equalization – 4820 McGrath St. #260 – Ventura, CA 93003-7778. Indicate “temporary seller’s permit” and whether or not you reside in California. Apply for this at least a month before the show! 

SET-UP HOURS: We hope to have the room open for Dealer set up at 7:00 AM Friday. The official hours are: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 7:00 AM – 8:00AM Saturday. Your displays must be completed by 8:30 AM Saturday when the showroom opens to Registered Guests. THERE WILL BE NO SELLING ON FRIDAY. The showroom will close to everyone at 5:00 pm Friday. ONLY TABLE HOLDERS AND THEIR ASSISTANTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE SHOWROOM ON FRIDAY. DUE TO THE HOTEL’S RESTRICTIONS AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE, DEALERS WILL RECEIVE AN ASSIGNED UNLOADING TIME PRIOR TO THE SHOW.

ADMISSION: The doors open Saturday & Sunday at 8:30 AM for Registered Guests ONLY. 

GENERAL ADMISSION: The show will be open to the public at 10:00 AM both days. Tickets will be available at the door. Entrance Fee is $5.00 each day (children under 4, $3.00). 

PARKING: Self-parking is free. 

DOOR PRIZES: Your generous donations are greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate a door prize, please indicate on your registration form. Prizes will be given out at regular intervals throughout the show. Winner must be present. 

SECURITY: All precautions will be taken to secure the showroom. Security Guards will be on duty during the night hours. However, neither the Show Directors nor the hotel can assume responsibility for your displays. 

MASTERS JUDGING: The International Egg Art Guild is planning to judge eligible Master program entries during the weekend. You must be a member in good standing of IEAG and have the current masters guidelines to participate in this judging. Entry forms and fees should be sent to Kathy Lamb – 2531 Danny Lane – Farmers Branch, TX 75234, (972) 241-4379.  Check October 2010 and January 2011 IEAG newsletters for detailed information, entry deadlines, and updated information. 

RAFFLES: There will be raffles for beautiful finished eggs on Sunday afternoon. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00 and will be on sale throughout the weekend. You need not be present to win. 


Competition Rules

1. You must be an exhibitor, dealer or Table Assistant to enter. You may not enter for anyone else. You must have a minimum of eight (8) finished eggs on your table to be considered an exhibitor. Dealers and table assistants are eligible as long as you are exhibiting your own eggs.

2. Any eggs made from kits, seminar eggs, or eggs made from purchased patterns/designs will be disqualified. All entries must be the artist’s own design and workmanship; with the exception of the “Faberge” category, no copies of eggs are allowed. 

3. You may enter only one egg per category unless the entry is a “set” of eggs (i.e. teapot with cups, etc.). You may enter as many as three categories. 

4. All eggs entered must have been made by the entrant within the past year and not shown or entered in any other competition. You must have done all the work yourself. Eggs worked on by two or more people cannot be entered.

5. There are two divisions – “Imperial” and “Royal.” If you have ever won a first place in ANY egg competition ANYWHERE, you must enter the Imperial Division. All others are eligible to enter the Royal division. Both divisions have the same categories and rules. 

6. There will be a first and second place awarded in each category unless no egg in a particular category meets the required minimum number of points to win first or second place. In that case, no award will be given in that category. The minimum number of points necessary to win first place is 90. For second place the minimum number of points required is 80. Honorable Mention awards may be given at the discretion of the judges. 

NOTE: If two or more eggs in the same category earn 90 or more, the entry with the highest score will be awarded First Place and the next highest score will be awarded Second Place. If the scores are the same, it will be judged a tie and both entries will be awarded First Place. All First Place winners will be judged again for “Best of Show.” A Best Of Show will be awarded in each division. 

7. You must decide the category in which you enter your egg. 

8. You may bring your entries to the contest room between 7:00 am and 8:30 am Saturday morning. All entries must be in place by 8:30 am. Entries arriving after 8:30 will not be accepted. Entries must be covered when brought to the contest area. A card explaining your egg, i.e., what kind of egg, about the mechanics, if you made the figures, etc. must accompany each entry. If your name appears on your egg, cover it with a small piece of tape.



DIORAMA OR SHADOW BOX – one or more openings – NO HINGES
DECOUPAGE – prints are cut from paper or cards and “sunk” into the egg and sanded smooth. The egg may be whole, cut, hinged, etc
PAPER SCULPTURE – designs are cut from paper or cards and raised on the shell to create a three dimensional effect. Egg may be whole, cut, hinged, etc
MECHANICAL – includes motors, lights, counter weights, batteries, etc
FANCY CUT – SLOW METHOD – geometrical or “lace” filigree designs are cut into the shell with a Dremel or similar type tool.
FANCY CUT – FAST METHOD – filigree designs are cut into the shell with a dental drill or similar high-speed air tool
FOLK ART – A traditional art such as Pysanky or scratch carved.
HAND PAINTED – any style egg but at least on half of the shell has a hand painted scene or design
JEWELED – Any style egg with jewel work covering the shell worked into a pattern as the primary focus of the design.
BEADED – Any style egg with beading covering the shell worked into a pattern as the primary focus of the design
MINIATURE – Any style egg SMALLER than a chicken egg
FABERGE – An egg designed to copy an original Faberge piece. A picture of the original Faberge is required for comparison.